FLASH NEWS

ARTICLE 11 (i)-MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE Rs.60/- P.M. NFPE-RS.-4/-, CHQ RS. 12/-, CIRCLE RS.16/-, DIVISION/BRANCH RS.28/- PER MEMBER FROM JANUARY-2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

GENERAL ELECTION IN HARYANA AND MAHARASHTRA ON 21.10.2019 – PAID HOLIDAY TO EMPLOYEES ON THE DAY OF POLL
F.No.12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 7th October, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra, on 21.10.2019 (Monday) – grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that as informed by the Election Commission of India, vide their letter No. 78/EPS/2019/924 dated 30.09.2019, General Election will be held in the following Legislative Assemblies:

S. No.
Legislative Assemblies
Date/Day
1
Haryana
21.10.2019 (Monday)
2
Maharashtra
21.10.2019 (Monday)

2. In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001 regarding closure of Government Offices and, grant of paid holiday, may be followed by all the Central Government Offices, including the industrial establishments of the concerned State.

3. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

PHASE-II   :  15.10.2019

SOME MORE PHOTOS OF MASS DHARNA ON THE CALL OF CONFEDERATION IN FRONT OF ALL IMPORTANT OFFICES AND AT ALL MAJOR CENTRES AT STATE/DISTRICT LEVEL
KERALA
PROMOTION TO THE GRADE OF DIRECTOR GENERAL POSTAL SERVICES IN THE DOP (Click the link below to view)
SOP FOR WITHDRAWAL / ADVANCE FROM GPF BY REGULAR EMPLOYEES OF DOP PRESENTLY WORKING AT IPPB ON DEPUTATION  (Click the link below to view) http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3842

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (PENSION) SECOND AMENDMENT RULES, 2019 (SUB-RULE (3) OF RULE 54) (Click the link below to view)

SB ORDER ON STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE OF DOP MOBILE BANKING FOR POST OFFICE SAVINGS ACCOUNT (Click the link below to view)
GRANT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES - REVISED RATES EFFECTIVE FROM 1.7.2019 (Click the link below to view)


No.1/3/2018-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th October 2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates Effective from 1.7.2019

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/1/2019-E-II (B) dated 14th October,2019 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of12% to17% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2019.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

PAYMENT OF REVISED TRCA TO THE SUBSTITUTES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS WHO WORKED IN LEAVE VACANCIES FROM 01.07.2018 AND ONWARDS

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

1.    DA 5% approved by Government of India from July-2019.

2.    Bonus for Postal Employees cleared by Finance Ministry. NOC is being taken from Election Commission. Will be declared soon

INDIA POST CELEBRATES NATIONAL POSTAL WEEK
FROM 9 to 15th OCTOBER, 2019
NATIONAL GENERAL STRIKE
 ON 8th JANUARY 2020

Monday, October 7, 2019

FLASH NEWS


  1. Bonus File cleared by Finance Ministry. NOC is being taken from Election Commission by Department of Posts to declare.

My be declared by evening.


    2.     I.P. Examination Postponed to 16.11. & 17.11.2019.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

PJCA DHARNA AT JANTAR MANTAR – NEW DELHI
ON 04TH OCTOBER-2019

Postal JCA comprising , NFPE,FNPO , AIPEU-GDS and NUGDS was held at Jantar Mantar , New Delhi on 4th October-2019 for settlement of 25 Points Charter of demands ( a new demand added was implementation of Supreme Court Decision on payment of two additional increments to Postmen  Staff   from 01.01.1996).

Dharna was grand success.

An instant meeting was convened by the Department of Post in Dak Bhawan , New Delhi in the afternoon of 4th October-2019 after Dharna programme was over under Chairmanship of Shri P.K. Bisoi, Member (Personal) and designated Secretary (Post). Smt. Manju Kumar, DDG (P) Smt. Smriti Sharan, DDG (Estt) & DDG(SR), Shri Sachin Kishore, DDG(FS) , Shri S.R. Amin, Director (SR) and other officers were present.

Department gave a written reply which is exhibited below:

Besides this some important information given during the discussion in meeting are as below:

1.    In future the Recruitment of PA/SA Cadre will be conducted by the Department itself. This was our demand since long and Secretary (P) Shri A.N. Nanda, had assured in our last AIC held at Bangalore in August-2017. The problem of delay in recruitment by SSC will be mitigated.

2.    For filling up of vacant posts of HSG-II and HSG-I , Department has submitted a concrete proposal to DOPT to grant one time relaxation as was given earlier. It has been told by officers of our Department to DOPT that there will be no  financial implications in it so most probably the proposal will be accepted and approved by DOPT early.

3.    Adequate budget is being allotted under head MR and TA very early.

4.    Cash conveyance limit to Postmen is also being revised.

5.    Proposal for enhancement of OSA to RMS Staff has been sent to Finance Ministry for approval.

6.    Cadre restructuring proposal for RMS has been sent to Finance Ministry.  Regarding MMS it will again be sent after approval of its recruitment rules.

7.    Committee on special allowance for PO & RMS Accountants is going to give its report positively very soon.

8.    GDS Membership Verification process will be started soon.

9.    IP Examination may be postponed keeping in view the AIC of AIPE Union Group-C and ongoing Assembly Elections in Maharashtra and Haryana.
24 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS Submitted by Postal Joint Council of Action vide their letter dated 15-07-2019











          PJCA DHARANA INAUGURATED BY COM R N PARASAR                  CONVENOR PJCA AT JANTARMANTAR NEW DELHI 
                                    ON 04TH OCTBER 2019
25 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS AND RELEASE BONOUS AND 5 % DA









Chandragiri HO , Tirupati DN
 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)



Friday, October 4, 2019

IMPORTANT & MOST URGENT
HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS FROM TODAY ONWARDS

PROTEST AGAINST ABNORMAL DELAY IN DECLARATION OF BONUS & DA

Dear Comrades,

THERE IS ABNORMAL DELAY  IN DECLARATION OF BONUS & DA. NORMALLY BONUS AND DA IS DECLARED BEFORE PUZA HOLIDAYS AND DA NORMALLY DECLARED AND PAID WITH THE PAY OF SEPTEMBER RESPECTIVELY. BUT THIS TIME, TILL TODAY NO ANNOUNCEMENT / ORDERS ARE MADE.

ALL RANK AND FILE OF NFPE AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE   CALL UPON TO HOLD PROTEST AND DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES FROM TODAY AND ONWARDS TILL BONUS AND DA IS DECLARED.

    R.N. Parashar
Secretary General
        NFPE

HOUSE BUILDING ADVANCE INTEREST REDUCED FROM 8.5% TO 7.9% FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

03-October-2019 19:02 IST

House Building Advance Reduced from 8.5% to 7.9% for a Period of One Year

The rate of interest on House Building Advance [HBA] has been reduced from existing 8.5% to 7.9% for a period of one year, irrespective of the loan amount of HBA. This will be with effect from 01st October 2019.


HBA is admissible to permanent employees and all those temporary employees also who have rendered 05 years of continuous service.

The Ministries/Departments are delegated powers to sanction House Building Advance to their employees in accordance with the HBA rules.

The scheme of HBA to Central Government Employees is aimed as a welfare measure providing assistance to the Government employees to construct/acquire house/flats of their own.

RJ/PS Source: PIB News: 03 Oct, 2019


IMPORTANT & MOST URGENT

.HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS FROM TODAY ONWARDS
Protest against abnormal delay in declaration of Bonus & DA

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                             e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                           website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com




No.PF-1(e) 2019                                                                                             Date: 04th Sep, 2019

To,
            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office bearers
All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE Affiliated Unions

Comrades,

            AIPEU GDS has launched below noted agitational programmes as per the decision taken in its CWC held at Pudukottai (TN) on 8th & 9th September-2019  for the settlement of 20 Points Charter of Demands (Enclosed herewith).:

17.10.2019:   Submission of Memorandum to Hon`ble Minister of Communications &
                      IT & Secretary Department of Posts. Copy of Memorandum will submit
                      to all Divisional Heads/Regional PMsG/CPMsG.

15.11.2019: Mass Dharna in front of all Divisional Heads.

12.12.2019: Mass Dharna in front of all Circle Offices/CPMG Offices

We as NFPE appeal entire rank and file of NFPE to extend all solidarity support and Co-operation to make all the programmes a grand success.

With fraternal greetings.
                                                                                        Yours Comradely,


                                                                                        (R.N. Parashar)
                                                                                      Secretary General
CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.  Grant civil servant status to all Gramin Dak Sevaks as per the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court which categorically ruled that GDS are ‘holders of civil post”
2.  Minimum five hours pay scale (wage scale) and maximum 7 ½ hours pay scale may be granted (instead of 4 hours & 5 hours. Remove artificial and unjustified cap of maximum 5 hours limit for GDS. Grant pay scale up to 7 ½ hours.
3.  GDS wage revision may be given effect from 01-01-2016 as already implemented in case of Central Government Employees and grant revised pay scales as per the formula recommended by Kamlesh Chandra Committee from 01-01-2016 and full arrears of TRCA may be paid instead of 2.57 multiplication.
4.  Complete Membership verification under Gramin Dak Sevak (EDA) Recognition Rules 1995 immediately and grant recognition to AIPEU-GDS and extend all Trade Union facilities. Order recovery of subscription to the members of AIPEU-GDS, being the participant union during last verification.
5. Count GDS service for pension in the case of (a) GDS who are promoted as MTS, Postman & Mail Guard (b)GDS who retire from GDS service without any promotion as per the judgement of CAT, Chennai Bench (upheld by Hon’ble High Court & Hon’ble Supreme Court), CAT, Bangalore Bench (upheld by Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka) and CAT, Principle Bench, New Delhi judgement dated 17-11-2016. Amend Rule-6 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011.
6. Grant Medical Reimbursement facility to GDS. Union Cabinet had already given in principle approval for introduction of Health Insurance Scheme for GDS while approving the Natarajamurthy Committee recommendations. This should be implemented immediately.
7.  Grant of full Composite Allowance @ Rs.2400/1600/800 as recommended by Kamlesh Chandra Committee.
8.  Ceiling on ex gratia gratuity to be enhanced to Rs.5,00,000/-,
Ø  Enhance coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme to Rs.5,00,000/-,
Ø  Enhance Department contribution to Rs.300/- per member in the Circle Welfare Fund,
Ø  10% hike in the prescribed limits of grants and assistance from welfare fund,
Ø  One week paternity leave for male GDS,
Ø  Leave accumulation and leave encashment upto 180 days,
Ø  Further relaxation of limited transfer facility for GDS,
Ø  Provision of one-time discharge scheme for guaranteed employment &
Ø  Voluntary retirement scheme after 20 years of service,
Ø  Enhance cash conveyance allowance,
Ø  Enhance ex gratia allowance during put off duty,
Ø  Shifting of retirement date to the last date of the month,
Ø  Revision of eligibility for appearing to departmental promotion examinations to Minimum one year qualifying service for GDS.

9. Drawal of arrears to substitutes worked in place of vacant posts of GDS & stop gap arrangements, after fixation of new wages from 01-01-2016.

10. Financial upgradation at 10 / 20 / 30 years of service.

11.Govt contribution to Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) to be enhanced to 14% and GDS contribution to 10% as in the case of regular employees.

12. Instead of fixing wage level of new entrant at minimum TRCA (level-1), the same may be fixed at the corresponding wage level of the previous incumbent who worked in the same post, without waiting for six months for review and revision.

13.  Avoid combination of duties wherever it is not feasible due to heavy workload in BOs.

14.  ‘Service weightage’ increment for every three years service to be granted while fixing pay in the new scale to avoid fixing of TRCA of senior with more service equal to that of junior / new entrants.

15. Stop proposed move to Corporatize various functions of Postal Department.

16. Fill up all vacancies in the Department of Posts.

17. Stop fixing unjustified and unrealistic targets for canvassing business under IPPB, RPLI etc,.

18. Provide better infrastructure and basic amenities including band width for hassle free functioning of RICT / Darpan in BOs.

19. Withdraw the orders issued by the Department imposing break-in-service on GDS who participating in strike.

20. TRCA once granted should not be reduced under any circumstances even if the workload comes down due to circumstances beyond the control of BPM/ABPM.
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